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Adrian Peterson has a hilarious response to a career-low Madden rating

Adrian Peterson has a hilarious response to a career-low Madden rating

As EA Sports rolls out its player ratings for Madden NFL 21 this week, a number of Washington players have been underwhelmed by their scores –– including Adrian Peterson. 

Washington’s starting running back charted a 78 rating in this year’s rendition of Madden, tied for his lowest score in the past 14 years.

When seeing his rating, Peterson took to Twitter to respond by saying, “Feel free to boost me to a 99 overall when you’re playing CPU. Nobody has to know.”

Peterson’s Madden 21 ranking is a major drop off from his past success with the game. In 2014, he reached a 99 rating and was honored as a cover athlete for the game. He also scored a 90 or above for nine consecutive years, which ended in his first season with Washington. 

His rating did not earn him a spot in the team’s 10 highest-rated players, which was leaked to Madden School on Monday. No Washington player rated higher than an 88, which was understandable following a 3-13 season. Three-time Pro Bowl offensive guard Brandon Scherff led the pack rated 87.

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However, running back Derrius Guice cracked the top 10 with a rating of 81, despite only playing five games last season and missing 27 of 32 possible games in his first two years in the NFL due to three knee surgeries.

Peterson led the team with 898 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns in 2019. In 15 games played, he averaged 4.3 yards per carry with three fumbles.

Standout wide receiver Terry McLaurin responded to his ranking as well earlier this week. After finishing 2019 just nine yards shy of the franchise’s rookie receiving record, he earned only an 82 rating. Additionally, Chase Young will reportedly post the highest rookie rating of 80 this year.

Here are Washington's reported 10 highest-rated players in Madden NFL 21:

OG Brandon Scherff – 87
DL Matt Ioannidis – 86
CB Kendall Fuller - 86
DE/LB Ryan Kerrigan – 84
DL Daron Payne – 83
P Tress Way – 82
DL Jonathan Allen – 82
WR Terry McLaurin – 82
RB Derrius Guice – 81
S Landon Collins – 81

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Former Washington RB Derrius Guice a free agent after going unclaimed on waivers

Former Washington RB Derrius Guice a free agent after going unclaimed on waivers

Derrius Guice is officially a free agent.

The running back unsurprisingly went unclaimed on waivers after Washington released him on Friday. Guice is now free to sign with any team. 

The 23-year-old was released by Washington on Friday after he was arrested on domestic violence charges. Guice, who had become a fan-favorite during his two-plus years in Washington, has denied all accusations against him, per his attorney. 

Additionally, Guice -- who is usually active on social media -- has deleted both his Instagram and Twitter accounts.

While a healthy Guice would likely be an upgrade to many backfields across the league, it's unclear if any teams will take a chance signing him

Guice's NFL career thus far has been all potential and little production. While he's shined when on the field, the running back has missed 27 of a possible 32 games due to multiple knee injuries since Washington selected him 59th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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Washington Football Team activates TE Logan Thomas from reserve/COVID-19 list

Washington Football Team activates TE Logan Thomas from reserve/COVID-19 list

The Washington Football Team has activated tight end Logan Thomas from the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced on Sunday.

Thomas was originally placed on the list on July 29 upon the tight end's arrival to training camp. 10 days later, he's been cleared to return.

It's unknown whether Thomas contracted the virus or not. Players can be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list if they have come in contact with someone else who has contracted the virus.

Washington has begun practicing over the past week or so, but the team has yet to do much more than walkthroughs on the field. Padded practices have yet to begin.

When practices resume on Monday, Thomas, 29, will be competing for playing time with Jeremy Sprinkle, Richard Rodgers, Hale Hentges and undrafted free agent Thaddeus Moss.

The tight end unit is arguably the worst position group on the team, so the Burgundy and Gold could use some contribution from Thomas in any way they can get.

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